There’s sure something about Kanye West. People are immensely curious about this celebrity.
And then he was nominated by Blog-Buddy CATHY in our most recent contest, What Could Possibly Make This Person Tick? She wrote:
I would like to nominate someone that, frankly, I cant stand! Kanye West.
The guy comes across to me as a completely egocentric jerk who is in love with himself and his fame.
An aura reading might sort out if this is just an act? A persona he puts on? Why do people like him?
The things that come out of his mouth really, he should just never speak. As in never.
From rudeness-ambushing Taylor Swift at the VMAs-to things like Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a books autograph.
Why do people like this guy? Here are some of the other classic things he has said, which I think is a strong clue about how he thinks.
Just for the record, I have never heard him sing, nor have I ever looked for news on him till now. He keeps showing up in my fb feed from other people all the time!
Blog-Buddy EMILY added her contrasting perspective:
Oh Cathy! Fascinating nomination!
Although I really like Kanye West. Sure I wouldnt be friends with him but I do like some of his music and I can see his point about Beyoncé being (criminally!) overlooked at nearly every music award show.
I dont find him particularly more grating then other very self-confident stars. Theres also the aspect of the music industry where black artists are undervalued and their work appropriated and Kanye talks about this a lot. How its Ok for white artists to consider themselves geniuses but a black man cant have that opinion of himself. Even when ego-centric White Rock Stars and divas are the norm in the industry.
Trudy (who writes very well on these topics) wrote about this on her blog.
Boldly, I’ll Read Kanye’s Aura, in Depth and Detail
Just not doing a Skilled Empath Merge! Initially I wanted to. CATHY is my fellow administrator at my Empath Empowerment® Skills group on Facebook. My inspiration there, CATHY has been offering me generous and invaluable help with my first FB group ever.
So I thought a Skilled Empath Merge would be fun. And fitting.
But once I took a peek — nice and surfacey — at Kanye West’s photo? Ugh, I cringed.
Skilled Empath Merge is even more personal than doing an aura reading. Why subject myself to that?
Yes, empaths, I’m sharing my thought process here because some of you are still learning about what it means to be sensible, skilled, and healthy as an empath. Unlike many who aim to coach empaths, I definitely do not believe things like “being an empath means randomly feeling other people’s feelings.” Or that empaths have a big sacred obligation to feel everything about other people. Skilled empaths certainly don’t do this!
So I recommend that you might wish to read Kanye West’s aura but please don’t do a Skilled Empath Merge. To research him on your own, scroll down to the end of today’s article for nuts and bolts, including the photo used here today.
I’d recommend you do that before reading my research with energetic literacy. That way won’t be influenced by it. Your perceptions are equally important as mine. We’re all learning about how to use energetic literacy for exploring the multi-faceted diamond that is ANY human soul.
Root Chakra Databank for Connecting to Objective Reality
80 feet. Strong. Angry. Really, really solid, in a “Don’t mess with me” kind of way.
Right away, there is part of Kanye West’s appeal. So often people feel weak, victimized. Sadly, often people of color and others ARE being victimized.
As you may know, Blog-Buddies, at a subconscious level everybody reads everyone else’s aura. That’s called “auric modeling.” Kanye West’s can be comforting, even empowering, for his fans.
Note: At the time of this photo, Kanye West is exaggerating his toughness. And why not? Isn’t a certain tough, unrepentant nastiness his brand?
Throat Chakra Databank for Verbal Integrity
22 feet. Pride in expressing himself with “brutal honesty.”
Isn’t that a curious thing, Blog-Buddies? IMO “Brutal” is not really a flavor of honesty. It is a flavor of brutality. Honesty simply means being interested in the truth. Verbal integrity means telling the truth.
But which truth?
So many versions of truth are available. In this chakra databank Kanye West is clearly positioning himself within vibrational reality at the very lowest frequencies available to life on earth. That’s his market. That’s his appeal. More on that in a blog post to come.
Another note: Of course, Kanye West is posing in this particular photo. Not singing. Not performing, except for delivering his photographic performance as a tough, angry, powerful man who doesn’t bother to act nice. If he were singing, a great deal of charisma might flow. But not now, at the time of this aura picture.
Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Power Integrity
80 feet. A tough follow-through is promised. The quality here suggests that Kanye West is fully ready to take his anger to the next level. If he says he will punch you, watch out. Get your bandaids ready.
Again, the showing at this chakra databank helps to explain Kanye West’s appeal. A delightful auric modeling is shown here, delightful to some.
His willingness to act out would be especially appealing to anyone who has been oppressed, slow to act, weak in action, timid, never quite expressing personal anger fully. Kanye West’s auric modeling could also be very reassuring to fans who are spaced out, like potheads and the spiritually addicted.
What else is very strongly in evidence, researching this chakra databank? Yet again, this is a performer’s act: Exaggeration of part of Kanye West’s nature. This quality is pushed and stoked and altogether packaged for consumer enjoyment. Much like Lena Dunham’s supposed artlessness and vulnerability and willingness to be “authentic.”
In this chakra databank, Kanye West is pushing his brand of toughness. Not that different from the old macho movie stars Jack Nicholson or John Wayne. Only Kanye West shows even more of a bad boy edge.
I agree with EMILY and the blogger cited by her earlier in this article. To put it my way, with Kanye West-style bluster coming from an African-American, it can push buttons in collective consciousness about angry black men (supposedly wrong to be rageful) in contrast to angry white men (supposedly safer, even noble).
When will that part of America’s collective racist nightmare be over?
Third Eye Chakra Databank for Spiritual Integrity
5 feet. Kanye West feeds on human hatred, just as (in some other incarnation) he might have been fueled by God.
This part of his auric modeling isn’t an act, either. More of a habit.
Where connection to Spiritual Source might be, where inspiration might dwell, what shows up instead? Kanye West longs to inflame hatred.
Hardly the first celebrity I have researched at this blog who has come in on the Ray of Shiva!
Comedians and rappers often display their desire to destroy what isn’t true. And we love them for that.
Iconoclasts can stir things up beautifully! They can serve a really important purpose, too. In the bird kingdom we need vultures, right? Not just pretty peacocks and soaring eagles.
Life on earth requires that there always must be a smallish proportion of us to specialize in removing, not creating and not maintaining.
For Kanye West, inciting rage and violence is a valuable form of cleanup, something he finds personally enjoyable as well as a spiritual value.
High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill (Expression of Soul)
80 miles. Is Kanye West having fun? Definitely.
This over-functioning chakra databank is rippling with glee. He’s loving the fame. Loving his role.
Besides the play-acting, Kanye West is also observing himself… and the role that he plays.
Like many a disruptor, chaos-creator Kanye West enjoys manipulating people. He’ll do what it takes to get his way. Get his fame. Get what he wants.
Whether you like it or not.
And if you don’t like it, that will only add to Kanye West’s enjoyment.
Which might be the aspect that troubles CATHY. I can relate.
Kanye West’s detached glee, laughing at everyone, is the part that troubles me. This is different from coming in on the Ray of Shiva. It’s the essence of wickedness, quite an interesting way to have a human incarnation.
There’s a definite appeal to nastiness, including that juicy, bad boy-style, unrepentant rage in Kanye West’s brand.
Anger has always been a powerful way to brand a performer. Because:
- Similarly nasty people can identify
- Rage is a highly dramatic way to appear powerful (unlike, say, the subtler power of using energetic literacy or living in householder Enlightenment)
- Also people who work so hard to be good can enjoy sampling the opposite extreme. Like snowbirds who leave Massachusetts to dwell in Florida.
Beyond that perennial appeal, America now happens to be riding a wave of rage — fairly common at this time in history in many parts of the world.
For example, Donald Trump is beloved by many as a counter-culture political voice who dares to speak the truth. While others fear that his version of bad-boyness is emboldening white supremacists to a more public hate speech.
Whatever happens with Trump’s political strivings, he has already had great impact on hate speech in public, with many now repackaging their racisism as “White Nationalists.”
Kanye West has a part to play in today’s ongoing drama around destruction, releasing, power, hatred.
So do you and me.
Shining some light in everyday life, feeling some love when it’s genuine, living and speaking in a thoughtful manner — that is another way to participate in these interesting times, sorting out how best to live in the Age of Awakening.
Nuts and bolts about today’s aura reading
Which photograph am I using as a basis for today’s aura reading?
- This is the aura photograph of Kanye West that I’ll use.
- Of course, to a skilled empath or an aura reader with Stage Three Energetic Literacy, every photo is an aura photo.
- Source for this photo is an article that describes Kanye West’s newly released song as “vicious.”
In keeping with my policy about meticulously honoring photo copyrights, I no longer provide links to pictures saved on services like Photobucket. Your best choice for being able to see the photo referred to in a blog post is to stay current as a reader, maybe check in at this blog once a week or more often.
When reading an older article, you may not be able to find the same photo I used originally. Google Images is an easy way to find photos of this public figure.
What if you want to read Kanye West’s aura on your own?
Whatever your current level of energetic literacy, you Blog-Buddies are invited to join me by doing your own aura reading, using the same photos used here.
- I’d recommend the “Reading Auras from Photos” technique in Read People Deeper (Start on Page 35 with the paperback. Incidentally I’m working to have the eBook available soon.)
- Avoid doing Skilled Empath Merge unless you’re prepared for quite a big mess. Then you might use the “Magic Picture” technique in Become the Most Important Person in the Room (Start on Page 201, if you’re reading the paperback rather than the eBook).
- But really, it’s not kind to yourself to do a Skilled Empath Merge on somebody whose stock in trade is viciousness. Skilled empaths know how to say “No.”
- Many of my students who want to use their lifelong talent for reading auras prefer to start with the 100+ techniques in my how-to, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.
One way or another, it’s fascinating to apply energetic literacy to controversial Kanye West.